(from the Amsterdam sail 2005 website)
Sedov as Pamir
June 23 2005
It is now definite. After a few weeks of negotating between a film production company from Hamburg and Adventure Sailing, it has been decided that the Tall Ship Sedov will play the former German four-masted barque Pamir in a film for German television. The film centres around the last voyage of the Pamir, one of the largest windjammers ever built. In stormy weather, the Pamir sunk on September 21st, 1957, southwest of the Azores. Only six sailors of the 86-man crew could be saved. The ship was making its return voyage from La Plata.
The first three weeks of filming will take place in Hamburg's harbour in July 2005. The second round of filming is planned for the whole month of September on the Canary Islands.
The Sedov will, of course, has the traditional colours of the Pamir in the film: white bulwarks, a black hull, a white ribbon line and a red underbody. The Sedov will also participate in SAIL Amsterdam 2005 in these colours. The Sedov won't pass by on the IJ unnoticed during SAIL.
But Sedov fans, take heart, after its role as Pamir the Sedov will be given its original colours back! Another important point is that the Sedov will not actually sink. A large model ship in a watertank on Malta will also be used for the film.
She will be on friday in IJmuiden, no time schedule yet, and then going to Amsterdam for the main parade. An idea where to stay the best, no sorry, there are lot of problems on rail/bus trajects from Amsterdam, and they expect more than 1-2 million people, so there will be long queues to visit them, in IJmuiden allready 2-3 hrs.Hope to find me a place as well, to take some good shots.Maybe on the Noordzee canal side between A'dam-IJmuiden somewhere.
The SEDOV has arrived in Amsterdam, but for the moment no way to take a picture, and there are so many peoples on the quay-sides, that the best thing to do , is by boat, other wise you have to wait several hours, to see one of these Tall Ships.The organisation of Sail expect over 3-4 million visitors, so the best thing is take a boat tour to visit them.But about this, is to be expected:
Here a programme in English for Sail2005 http://www.sail.nl/english/accessibility/
Here a map from Sail2005, from the Central Railway Station[backside] you go on the right, to the Tall Ships.
Ahoy Zelda & Michael,
She is indeed a beauty, and under sail should be 'a wonderfull thing' to see her,but I found her in the old white colour more impressive, but that's my opinion, when I saw her a few years ago.[SAIL DEN HELDER 1997] What's your opinion?
Maybe I'll try to get her on photo on the "SAIL OUT" parade on monday, nearby the locks, where I know some "good spotting places", anyway I'll do my best.Here an example, when the "DUYFKEN" went out, in 2002.Picture was taken from Port Control Tower. PS. I just heard that her colours were changed, because she will participate as PAMIR in a film about the PAMIR[sunk 21-09-1957;80 man died,6 survived] for German TV,the first recordings were made in Hamburg, still to take shots on the Canary Islands in September, after the film shots she will be back in her "old" colours, by the way she will not sink on the try outs.